Getting there & Planning

Join us for an authentic carols experience at Sydney's second largest Christmas carols.

Rotary Carols on the Common is held at the North Ryde Common (Cnr Twin Rd and Wicks Rd, North Ryde). Parking is available on site (for a $5 donation) and in surrounding streets. Amenities such as food, drinks and bathrooms are all located on-site.



Food is available on-site : Food will be sold by a range of food vendors. It's best to bring cash, as cards cannot always be accepted.

Drinks/Alcohol : Soft drinks will be available at vendors but please bring a water bottle to refill at a water station, as there will be no bottled water available in an effort to minimise plastic wastage. Please be considerate when drinking achohol that this is a family event.

Rubbish and Recycling : There will be minimal bins so we kindly ask that you take all rubbish home with you at the end of the night.

Toilet facilities : Public toilets are available.

Seating : Be sure to pack a picnic rug and/or chairs. The Common slopes towards the stage, so there is plenty of space with great views from all angles.

Don't forget the following things.

  • A hat and water
  • A picnic rug and/or chairs
  • Cash for food, drinks and rides


Parking is available on-site for a $5 donation. Entry to parking is via Wicks Rd. This usually fills by 6 pm, so be sure to arrive early. Additional parking is available in the surrounding streets.


From the City

Take M1 and Lane Cove Tunnel to Epping Rd in North Ryde. Take the exit for EPPING Rd from The Lane Cove Tunnel. After passing Domayne North Ryde, take the next left onto Wicks Rd. The North Ryde Common is 1.2 km on the left.

From the Chatswood / Pacific Hwy

Take FULLERS Rd, near Chatswood Toyota. Continue as FULLERS Rd becomes DELHI Rd. Join EPPING Rd turning right. Take the next left onto Wicks Rd. The North Ryde Common is 1.2 km on the left.

From Ryde / Victoria Rd

Take LANE COVE Rd Northbound. Take the GOUDLING Rd turn off to the right. Follow the two curves in the road and the North Ryde Common is on the right.

Public Transport

The North Ryde Common is a 27 minute walk from North Ryde Train station.

North Ryde Common is serviced by the following bus routes.

Exit at Cox's Rd Bus Stop, walk to Wicks Rd : 286, 287, 288, 297, 506

Exit at Wicks Rd Bus Stop: 533, 534

From the City use 288, 506

From Macquarie Centre use 288

From Epping Station use 288

From Chatswood use 534